Started playing this again recently and have realized that the mp in this game is both awesome and frustrating. Ive been trying to get the "Reflection" trophy the last 3 times i popped it in, and no one I come ... [+] Started playing this again recently and have realized that the mp in this game is both awesome and frustrating. Ive been trying to get the "Reflection" trophy the last 3 times i popped it in, and no one I come across seems to understand why i keep wanting to stand still. Did bump into someone tonight though that helped me get 3 more trophies. For as simple as it is, it is a fun and innovative game that always seems to relax me.
WARNING: LONG ASS SPOILER-Y POST (Cause I don't have a gaming journal or blog etc, but maybe I should use the one at TrueAchievements/TrueTrophies)
SO POSSIBLE SPOILERS OKAY?
On my first Journey playthrough, I took my time and ... [+] WARNING: LONG ASS SPOILER-Y POST (Cause I don't have a gaming journal or blog etc, but maybe I should use the one at TrueAchievements/TrueTrophies)
SO POSSIBLE SPOILERS OKAY?
On my first Journey playthrough, I took my time and didn't stick to any companion, until the last part on top of the glowing tower. There I found the little dude who went through the ending with me, and waited for me when I got left behind. He had a robe a little more golden than mine, so doing a second playthrough. After the worst part in the mountain, I stayed behing to enjoy the "heaven" part, and thought I wouldn't see the little guy again, but I found him waiting for me just at the mountain summit, on the entrance to the end. It was pretty amazing. I took a picture of the players names from that session.
On my second and third playthroughs I had mixed feelings, I was feeling sad from the first play, that ending is always emotionally exhausting for me, and the second time I had cried just as hard as the first. At the end I tried to help a newbie along, although they were a bit reckless and always jumping around. A lot of people I tried to help didn't follow my tips of where items were etc. I only took a picture of my companions' PSN names on my third playthrough. Strangely, on my second one, their names didn't show in the "Players Met" menu of the PS3, and I failed to take a picture of the screen Journey gives. I didn't connect that much to anyone though.
On my fourth playthrough, I still had things to find, glyphs and symbols. I had seen the white robed guys before. They seemed helpful. One showed up right at the beginning and showed me around the locations of the items. I missed one of them, during the sliding down the desert to the sunken city. I was concerned, would my guide be disappointed?? However he left me in the dark, sunken city with the scary machines. I was so bummed! I can't believe you left me THERE. He suddenly sat down and faded away. Was it because I failed to get one of the glowing things? Was he disappointed?
Okay, I had to log out once before in the middle of playing with someone too, that must be how it felt hahah. But I was bummed, waited for a while, then continued. Then I found another white robed dude. He was all eager singing and signaling frenetically and showed me around the hidden places I hadn't seen before. I was kind of silent. Still bummed my guide had disappeared, didn't know if this was the same one or not, even. If he was, I was mad at him, if he wasn't, I was missing my master!
A little later, just on top of the glowing tower, he was gone again! I sat there on the steps, waiting. Nothing. I was getting the feeling this game was depressing me. I know, I'm an idiot. But the feels!
Then a little newbie person showed up on the bottom of the tower. I wanted to wait for my vanished white robe guides. But I felt sorry for the new guy, so I helped them along. I showed the places I knew of. I did the best I could, and he/she followed me well. I missed a place that the white robed guys weren't there to show me, and that I only found later. But I hoped I could make them proud and be a decent guide myself.
I got my white robe thanks to them. However, when my game ended, I saw I had met 4 different players! I only remember the symbols of 2 or 3. Maybe some I met in quick passing, but I probably had met more white robed guides than I thought! Goes to show what perception can do.
Now, I don't want to be a bad white robed guide, I want to be as knowledgeable as the guides I had, to honor the white robe lol. But I don't think I remember where everything is!
I also have 3 trophies left to get but I'm cool with that. I notice when I don't have trophies/achievements left to get, I tend to stop playing the games, because it's like I run out of excuses to play again.
My sister's a really big outdoorsy person (meaning not into video games at all), but she seemed interested when I told her about Journey. So I fired up my PS3 and showed her a few scenes. Her exact words ...
My sister's a really big outdoorsy person (meaning not into video games at all), but she seemed interested when I told her about Journey. So I fired up my PS3 and showed her a few scenes. Her exact words were "See, I can't like this, because it's not the real thing; I'm not actually there."
I don't understand: how is it any different from enjoying a movie or a book? You aren't actually there, but you still like it. Why is a video game so different? In my eyes the interactivity of a game makes it all the more immersive. *Sigh* :(